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DIY Fall Tea Towel Craft

Make your own custom tea towel for fall using glitter heat transfer vinyl and a Silhouette machine.

Make your own custom tea towel for fall using glitter heat transfer vinyl and a Silhouette or Cricut machine. It's a cute and easy fall craft to decorate your home.

Fall crafting has commenced! I'm making all of my fall crafts now so that I can enjoy them from now until Thanksgiving. I want lots of time to enjoy these pretty projects!

This post is sponsored by my friends at Expressions Vinyl. Some affiliate links may be used.

Today I'm sharing a step-by-step tutorial and free cut file for making a custom tea towel. It says, "Pumpkin Spice Season" and is made from the prettiest glittery heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. They sell two colors of gold glitter HTV. The picture below shows "Old Gold" on top and "Gold" on the bottom.

The color comparison between Old Gold and Gold Expressions Vinyl Glitter HTV

Both gold colors are pretty, but for this project I chose the more coppery Old Gold color. 

Step 1: To start, download the free templates found at the bottom of this post. One is a png file and one is a Silhouette file. If you have a Cricut machine (or if the Silhouette file won't open properly for you), download the png, open it in the design software and use the trace feature to outline the shapes.

Step 2: Scale your design to fit on your tea towel, then MIRROR THE IMAGE! Don't forget this step or your words will be backwards! Once the image is mirrored, adjust the cut settings to blade - 4, speed - 4, thickness - 18. 

Expressions Vinyl Glitter HTV cut settings and a fun project idea

Step 3: Insert the HTV into the machine with the shiny side down, then send the design to be cut. The photo below shows the HTV being cut with no mat, but I usually use one just to be on the safe side.

Tips for cutting glitter heat transfer vinyl

Step 4: Carefully weed the design. Peel off all of the big pieces of extra vinyl first... 

Easy fall craft ideas for the home

...then use a straight pin or weeding tool to remove the little pieces.

How to make a glitter kitchen towel with words

When I think I've weeded all the pieces, I like to flip the image over to check for anything I might have missed. It's easier to see on the front side.

Add sparkle to a tea towel for fall with this easy fall craft idea

Step 5: Center the design on your tea towel, cover with a piece of clean paper or heat transfer cover sheet and iron with firm pressure at 325°F for 10-15 seconds.

Create a pretty tea towel to decorate your kitchen for fall

Step 6: Peel away the clear plastic while it's still hot.

Create this pretty fall tea towel craft to decorate for fall

I think you'll be amazed at how sparkly this HTV is in person. It's so pretty!

Pumpkin Spice Season Tea Towel DIY

The suggested washing instructions are machine wash gentle and hang to dry. Don't forget to download the cut files below!

free Silhouette cut file for fall

Looking for more heat transfer vinyl project ideas? Expressions Vinyl challenged a group of bloggers to create a fun HTV project and you can help me win by voting for my project! You may not know this about me, but I'm super competitive. haha.

But the best part is that when you vote, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Expressions Vinyl so you can make your own cool projects!

and use the Rafflecopter widget to cast your vote. 

Make your own custom tea towel for fall using glitter heat transfer vinyl and a Silhouette or Cricut machine. It's a cute and easy fall craft to decorate your home. #fallcrafts
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  1. That gold glitter transfer is just PERFECT for the tea towel! Curious to know though if you actually use this pretty tea towel how the gold glitter holds up with use and wash?

    1. I actually haven't washed it yet... it's still sitting in my craft room. 😜 But I have heard that the glitter washes well. You have inspired me to get the towel out and use it, so I'll let you know once I wash it!

  2. This is a cute fall craft project Jennifer! I love getting my Cricut out this time of year, and my daughter enjoys all things glittery - Thanks for the post!


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